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Great Barrington Passes Amendment Resolution

At a town meeting held May 2, 2011, in Great Barrington, MA, residents voted to pass a resolution calling upon Congress to create a Constitutional amendment to regulate the expenditure of funds for political speech by any corporation. The resolution will be sent to state and federal lawmakers asking for their leadership and immediate action on this issue.

Great Barrington joins the towns of Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown, Massachusetts in advocating for a Constitutional amendment in response to Citizens United.

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Coalition of Business Groups Joins Free Speech For People in Defense of Montana’s Ban on Corporate Money in Elections

CASE MARKS FIRST DIRECT CHALLENGE TO US SUPREME COURT’S JANUARY 2010 DECISION IN CITIZENS UNITED v. FEC

Led by National Campaign to Overturn Citizens United Ruling, Coalition Files Brief Before the Montana Supreme Court

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Amendment Resolutions Passed in Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts

At town meetings held April 26, 2011, in Truro, MA and Wellfleet, MA, resolutions were passed calling for a constitutional amendment in response to the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC. The resolutions will be sent to state and federal lawmakers asking for their leadership and immediate action on this issue. 

Congratulations to the Truro and Wellfleet communities for their excellent efforts in ensuring the passage of resolutions calling for a constitutional amendment to restore fair elections and the Constitution to the people. 

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Amendment Resolution Passed in Provincetown, Massachusetts

People across the country are reclaiming their democracy by encouraging their local townships to pass resolutions in support of amending the constitution in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United. On Monday, April 4, 2011, a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment was passed at the Annual Town Meeting, in Provincetown, Massachusetts. More »

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Madison and Dane County Pass Resolutions Calling for Constitutional Amendment

In Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, the Madison City Council and Dane County Board of Supervisors overwhelmingly approved a Move to Amend resolution, supporting a constitutional amendment stating that corporations should not be granted the same rights as people. Though a number of signatures were gathered in support of the resolution, the Madison City Council was not required to consider the language for a vote. Regardless, the Council chose to place the resolution on the ballot, as did the Dane County Board of Supervisors.

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National Conference for Media Reform

Media and Corporate Power: Beating Back the K Street Juggernaut

Panel presentation featuring John Bonifaz, Director, Free Speech For People, Bob Edgar, Jay Harris, Josh Silver, Katrina vanden Heuvel.

When: Saturday, April 9, 2:00-3:30p

Where: Cityview Ballroom

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Article: When Democracy Weakens

Bob Herbert

February 11, 2011

New York Times

As the throngs celebrated in Cairo, I couldn’t help wondering about what is happening to democracy here in the United States. I think it’s on the ropes. We’re in serious danger of becoming a democracy in name only.

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